Independiente vs Fortaleza for the Conmebol Copa Sudamericana match on Friday at Libertadores de América Stadium.
Independiente and Fortaleza will face each other in the first leg of the first round of the Copa Sudamericana. These are teams from Argentina and Brazil, which always represent a great rivalry.
Independente is always one of the favorites, since it won this competition twice, so its goal will be to reach it again.
It has much more experience in this type of match than its rival, Fortaleza. But it lives in a bad moment, as it lost the last game against Racing Club, one of Argentina’s most prominent enemies.
So far, in 2020, the team has only managed to win one of four games played. It cost them a lot in the offensive aspect, as it only managed to score in two of its matches.
The team was in ninth place in the ranking of the last disputed Brasileirão, which shows that it is not one of the strongest teams in Brazil.
It is the debut of Fortaleza in an international competition. It lives a better time, as it has two consecutive wins and has not lost so far in 2020: three wins and two draws.
Fortaleza showed good defense in Brazil, as the team did not concede goals in four of the last five games.
It will be a very complicated game. Independiente does not live a good time, but playing at home must claim its football, and is a team with a lot of experience in this type of competition.
Fortaleza is complicated, but it is going through a good moment since it has not lost any game in 2020. However, it must be recognized that it had to face rivals much lower than those of Independiente from Argentina.